Understanding clinical review following a death in custody
Helen Carter Independent healthcare adviser, The Oxford Healthcare Partnership, Oxford
Sarah Goodwin Independent healthcare adviser, The Oxford Healthcare Partnership, Oxford
This article examines the importance of clinical reviews for people receiving care in custodial settings. A case study is used to illustrate the need for accurate record-keeping, particularly following death. Healthcare professionals have a duty to ensure that prisoners have the same rights as members of the general public in relation to access to health care and opportunities to improve their health.
Nursing Standard. 28, 12, 54-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.11.28.12.54.e7993Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 20 June 2013
Accepted: 31 July 2013